Tennessee State University to offer both in-person, online classes

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 22:55:02-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee State University officials announced both in-person and online instruction will be made available for the fall semester as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

However, before students can return to the classroom, courses will be online for the first two weeks of the semester.

“This innovative and comprehensive plan for fall 2020 was developed in consultation with TSU stakeholders and public health officials,” TSU President Glenda Glover said to TSU students, faculty and staff Wednesday. “This pandemic is unlike any challenge we have ever faced. All decisions have been made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as the top priority.”

During the first two weeks, a 14-day “safer in place” policy will be implemented upon arrival for all students in residence halls. The policy requires students to stay in their places of residence unless they need to perform essential activities, such as getting food, or going to medical appointments.

Face masks and social distancing will be required at all times on campus.

The University is also offering discounts of up to 15 percent on fees and tuition for students who take all online courses.

For the university's full plan and more information about safety measures, click here.